Word Of the Week #41: Thrive

April 21, 2009 by  

Thrive: to grow vigorously; to prosper outstandingly.

Are you as healthy as you’d like to be? Are you as prosperous as you’d like it to be?

Thriving Forest

Thriving Forest

If you answered no to either of those questions, then my question to you is, “If you were more healthy and/or prosperous what would that look like and feel like to you?”

Good health can be physical or mental. To be prosperous isn’t just about having money. You can have a very rich life filled with wonderful relationships.

One of the things that I think keeps us thriving is when we are doing something and/or learning something that is of interest to us. We are thriving when we are on an exercise program and we see results. We are thriving when our relationships are working and growing.

This week focus on what area of your life is thriving. If there is an area that isn’t thriving the way you would like it to, what can you do to stimulate growth?

Reader Responses

“Good health is the key to it all! If we are not 100 percent healthy, we are not any good to ourselves or are work places, co-workers, family and friends. I thank God every day for my good health and that of my wife and three-year-old daughter. We have been blessed.  Someone asked me once if I wanted to be a millionaire. I told him that that was not one of my aspirations. I added that my million dollars was my health. Because with that good health I can do anything in my life. Whatever happens to accrue from that is gravy. This life is all about RELATIONSHIPS. Whether it be family, friends, co-workers. They help us grow and THRIVE in our daily lives.  Material goods and contraptions tend to isolate us from people. As much as those contraptions and gadgets make our lives more convenient, they tend to keep us from getting to know others. As a result, we see fewer people actually physically writing letters or notes to people, or remembering others’ important life-affirming events.  Sending a card or a letter to someone lets us and the other people know we are alive and well and doing fine. It just takes a few minutes out of our day, but it is a few minutes well spent. We are only here for a short time, so let us make the best use of it to keep those relationships alive and THRIVING!” — Joe Moran.